“Two things I ask of you, LORD; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’
Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God. Proverbs 30:1-9 New International Version
Oh how true these wise words have been in my life.
There have been times when I was financially very secure.
During those times I never read the Bible, spoke with God or was concerned about doing His work.
It was as if I was saying: “Look at God, I have all this, You are not needed in my life. I have done all this on my own.”
Didn’t that disown Gods blessing upon me?
There was also a time when I was very poor. So poor I would walk in snow up to my hips collecting pop bottles and beer bottles to get enough money to buy a loaf of bread and a jar of honey. That is what I lived off of while living in an unheated house.
There came a time when there was serious consideration of robbing a bank.
Thankfully, the right choice was made and the attempt never made.
Most people knew I was a Christian.
What type of testimony would that have been for Jesus?
Now, after many decades God has taught me that as long as I am walking in His way He shall provide for me. He has not let me down.
That does not mean I am stinking filthy rich (I just bought my first pair of new shoes in four years) but neither am I poor (there is a roof over my head and food in the refrigerator).
Prayer: Thank you my beloved Jehovah ElShaddai (God who is sufficient for the needs of His people) for always blessing me with my daily bread. I give thanks in the name of He who fed the five thousand Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sweet sunshine of Jesus' precious love bless you today and every day.
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